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Black Panther has now become the highest grossing superhero movie in the United States, passing The Avengers‘ $623.4 million. Final weekend numbers for Black Panther won’t be revealed until tomorrow, but The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the movie has indeed passed the 2012 superhero team-up movie.

While I expected the film to be a hit, success on this level was almost impossible to predict. Black Panther presented such unique cultural differences from that of other Marvel movies, it’s no surprise the Ryan Coogler-helmed picture is such a box office titan.

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“After the events of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. However, T’Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakanadan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.”

Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Andy Serkis, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, and Sterling K. Brown.

Black Panther is in theaters now!

Aric Sweeny
Monkeys Fighting Robots Assistant Editor-in-Chief. Along with my work here, I'm a staff writer for Enthusiast Gaming. I have a passion for entertainment media. Follow me on Twitter to talk all things pop culture!